How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Knitting Basket

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottle. Remove label
    • Paint over label remnants with red-ish orange acrylic paint.
    rinse bottle and paint over label
    • Draw line around bottle 4 1/8” from bottom, and where you need to cut holes. Place painter’s tape around bottle, ¼” from bottom and along top line. Cut 3.5” vertical slits around basket about 3/8” apart.
    • Cut out holes. Remove painter’s tape. Spray paint bottle.
    draw line and spray paint bottle
    • Weave basket.
    • Pull ribbons inside basket. Tie knots.
    • Get knitting, and recycling.
    • Add strips of metallic tape
    weave basket and pull ribbons

When product packaging contributes to our landfills, what's an eco friendly consumer to do? The good news is there are hundreds of ways you can reuse product packaging — especially Tide bottles — but only a few people know how to creatively upcycle their empty bottles.

What is upcycling?

Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded material into something useful and beautiful.

Rather than just sending your used plastic containers to be recycled, you can creatively turn that bottle into something new and useful. Upcycling is both fun and good for the environment, which is why Tide created a content series that originally began on Vine and Pinterest to inspire and educate you about reusing old bottles and packaging. Here, you can see the different ways that you can repurpose used Tide products and packaging.

If you would like to find out more about how to upcycle and embrace green living in a fun and creative way, then you can watch all our videos and tutorials here on the Tide Keepsies page.